Events & Training

Events and Training calendar

Our new Google events calendar will display all the upcoming events, times and meeting points for each event or training, and for those of you that have your own Google account you can add these events easily to your Google Calendar. Most smart phones now come with a Google calendar app so can access all your running events on your phone too!

Click on a date to view events on that day. View calendar

Training Times

We train every Tuesday night meeting at Marinecraft (Levengrove Park) during the summer months and at the Meadow Centre during the winter months. Meeting at 18:15 for an 18:30 start and finishing about 19:30 (ish), this training session normally consists of a speed session which could be reps of either 600 mtrs, 800 mtrs, 1 km, 1 mile or a Fartleck session. (TUESDAY IS OUR MAIN SESSION EACH WEEK AND WE WOULD ENCOURGAE ALL POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS TO GET DOWN AND SEE WHAT THE CLUB IS ALL ABOUT)

We also train on a Thursday evening, meeting at the Meadow Centre for a Tempo run or similar. Again, we normally meet at 18:15 for an 18:30 start and aim to be finished around 19:30.

We also get together on a Saturday and/or Sunday, either at Balloch or Dumbarton, for a long slow pack or trail run. This will normally be a 09:00 – 09:30 start and will be confirmed during the week. Locations and times will be confirmed on the Tuesday or Thursday sessions.

The Thursday and Saturday sessions will be handicapped and therefore suit all abilities, the more the merrier.

Sunday pack runs will split into faster/slower groups as dictated by who turns up.

Social Events:
DAAC is a friendly sociable club who like to get together not just for training but also for a good drink and a laugh! Our social committee organise 3 main social events each year as well as some adhoc events. Our main social events are:

Annual Summer Day Out: This typically takes place on the last Saturday in June and is usually some sort of activity during the day (voted on by members) followed by a meal, club prizegiving and plenty of laughs. The full day and night is partially financially subsidised by the club, with a small cost to members (typically £20/person)

Lochaber half marathon: Usually first Sunday in November. The club enjoy going to Fort William for the day to take part in Eddie’s half marathon, organised by Lochaber AAC. For all members running the race, as well as those just wishing to come and watch for a day out, the club organises return bus transport and an evening meal in Fort William. The club partially subsidises the cost of the bus transport to this event. Typical cost to members £25 (+race entry fee)

Christmas Night Out: Usually the second Saturday night in December. Our Christmas party night usually takes place at the Abbotsford Hotel in Dumbarton with a DJ, some (very bad!) karaoke, a buffet and lots of dancing. Bring your dancing shoes, your friends, partners, family. The cost of this is financially subsidised by the club with cost to members (and their friends/family) being typically £5/person.
Hope to see you at the next event! 🙂

Annual General Meeting
The club AGM is held at the end of the summer season each year – usually beginning of October. An agenda is circulated beforehand. All members are encouraged to attend to feedback to the committee, vote on office bearers, events and have their say in the club.


Training Routes

> Club 6mile route
> The horse shoe
> Crags via loch humpre